Legal Translation Posts


Under Qualified Court Interpreters in the News

Posted: July, 2014 in Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation

The issue of unqualified court interpreters is one that has been making international headlines quite a bit within the past few years. Recently, a case in New York has again highlighted the need for skilled court interpreters — especially in less common languages.

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Rush Translation: When Is It Necessary?

Posted: April, 2014 in Legal Translation

For a variety of reasons, a legal translation could be needed in the shortest amount of time possible. That’s when rush translation services are necessary.

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The Repercussions of Poor Legal Translations

Posted: April, 2014 in Legal Translation

The need for legal translation may arise in a variety of contexts. But when the document in question is an important legal document pertaining to a case with international reach, accuracy is of the highest importance.

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Passport Translation: Requirements for the US & Mexico

Posted: March, 2014 in Legal Translation

Passport translation is an important and sometimes legally necessary aspect of traveling.

When traveling abroad, no matter what the destination, the possession of a valid passport is sure to be required.

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Foodstuffs and a Nation by Chance: Why Language Matters

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Translation

Context and precise language are critical to clear communication, and nowhere is this idea more true than in the law, especially where multiple languages are involved.

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Translation Requirements Pursuant to Obamacare

Posted: November, 2013 in Legal Translation

According to the PPACA, aka Obamacare, a “threshold” calculation is used to determine which languages health insurance plans must be translated into. Find out more about this.

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Same-Sex Marriage Laws Around the World

Posted: April, 2013 in International Law, Legal Translation, Travel

With two cases pending before the US Supreme Court on the validity of same-sex marriages, the tide may be turning in favor of gay marriage in the United States.

But this isn’t just an issue in the US — many other countries have recently adopted bills legalizing same-sex marriage.

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The Shortcomings of Sight Translation

Posted: April, 2013 in Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation

Sight translation is an option for professionals who need the meaning of a written document to be verbally conveyed on short notice.

However, this is not ideal.

Courtrooms demand accurately translated legal documents. Sight translation is no substitute.

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Know the Basics of the USCIS Medical Exam

Posted: March, 2013 in Adjusting Status, Immigration, Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation

A USCIS medical exam is necessary for most immigrants before being admitted into the US.

The purpose of the exam is to ensure you do not have a condition that could be dangerous to others, or diseases you might spread to other US residents.

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European Patent Office to Reduce Legal Translation Needs

Posted: January, 2013 in Intellectual Property, Legal Translation

The European Patent Office is planning to introduce new legal translation rules for European patent applicants.

The new rules will make it simpler for inventors to obtain patents that are enforceable throughout the European Union.

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